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NetVault 11.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in table view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing tape libraries in table view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in table view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Scanning a disk-based storage device

You can use the Scan method to query all backups stored on a disk-based storage device and import those backups that are not indexed in the given NetVault Backup Server’s database.

To import backups to the database, the NetVault Backup Server must have the same NetVault Backup Machine Name as the original server that performed the backups. The amount of time it takes to scan the backups depends on the number of backups that need to be imported and the size of the backup indexes.

You can scan indexes that are generated with the same or previous versions of NetVault Backup. You cannot scan indexes generated with a newer version of NetVault Backup on an earlier version of the server if the servers do not use the same index version. If an index version is not supported, the index is not imported and a message is generated in the logs.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. In the list of devices, locate and click the device.
Alternatively, in the Navigation pane, click Explore Storage. Click Explore Disk Storage, and in the repository table, select the device.
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Click Scan.

Removing a disk-based storage device

You can use the following procedure to remove a disk-based storage device that is no longer required.

When you remove a device, the backups stored on the device are not deleted. You can add the device to the same or different NetVault Backup Server to use the backups. If you add the device to a different server, you must scan the device to use the backups stored on it.

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Click Remove. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
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If NetVault Backup fails to remove the device, select the Force Removal check box in the confirmation dialog, and click OK.
NOTE: You can use the Force Removal option to remove a device that is not in use. However, the device may still try to communicate with the NetVault Backup Server.

Managing tape libraries in table view

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing tape library details

On the Manage Devices page, you can view the list of storage devices added to the NetVault Backup Server. The device status is indicated using the following icons.

Device is online and available for use.

Device is offline. NetVault Backup is able to detect the device, but unable to access it for backup or restore jobs.

Device is unavailable. NetVault Backup is unable to detect the device.

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On the Tape Library Management page, you can view the following information:
Library details: This area shows the following information:
Name: Library name.
Vendor: Vendor name.
Product: Library type.
Drives: Number of drives.
Slots: Number of slots.
Client: Client to which the device is attached.
Status: Device status (online or offline).
Activity: Device or door status.
Door: Door status (open or closed).
Drives table: The Drives table lists all tape drives for the library. It shows the following information:
Status icon: Drive status icon.
Bay: Drive bay number.
Name: Drive name.
Status: Drive status (online or offline).
Activity: Idle or writing.
Contents: Label of the tape loaded in the drive. If the drive does not contain any tape, the column shows “Unloaded.”
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